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Red Bull talk up Ferrari and Mercedes ahead of British GP fight

After a string of victories, Red Bull head into their home race this weekend looking forward to competing in front of local fans yet remain wary of their rivals at Ferrari and Mercedes.

RedBull head into this weekend's British Grand Prix leading both the Constructors' and Drivers' championships, the same position they were in when they arrived at Silverstone lastseason. Despitewinning their last six races, team boss Christian Horner knows how quickly thingscan change, especially with rivals at Ferrari strong on tracks likeSilverstone and reports of rivals at Mercedes bringing upgrades to their home event. On top of that, the British track offers a totally different challenge to races in Baku and Montreal, but it’s a challenge Horner says Red Bull areeagerly anticipating.

Silverstone is a different challenge

Horner is wary that there could be a big upgrade coming for Mercedes at Lewis Hamilton's home race while Ferrari have already shown they are strong at circuits similar to that of Silverstone. "We’ve had a hell of a run,we’ve won six on the bounce, but Silverstone is a different challenge, it’s afast circuit, it’s flowing corners and we’ve seen Ferrari particularly attracks like Barcelona, be very strong," he told Sky Sports . "We’rehearing there will be a big upgrade for Mercedes as well, but it’s always greatto race at Silverstone, in front of our local crowd, being based just up theroad, it’s a fantastic race, a fantastic atmosphere and we’re really lookingforward to being there."

Horner: Things can turn around pretty quickly

The 2021 British Grand Prix was one to forget for Red Bull, especially for Dutchdriver Max Verstappen. The youngster had a coming together with the Mercedes of LewisHamilton at the start of the race and as the Red Bull driver was sent to hospitalfor checks, Hamilton fought back from a penalty to pass Charles Leclerc and win the race. "Maxis arriving back at Silverstone as the reigning World Champion and he’s leadingthe Drivers’ championship, we’ve got a good lead in the Constructors' championship but we know these things can turn around pretty quickly," Horner continued. "Wesaw that last year, we arrived at Silverstone in the lead of both championshipsthen. So, our focus is very much on trying to get the most out of the weekend,the best out of the car, and see how we fare against our opponents."

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